Marijuana Use May Stymy Drug and Alcohol Abstinence, New Study Finds

June 24th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Patients who use marijuana have lower odds of achieving abstinence from other drugs and heavy alcohol use, indicating that marijuana use merits attention from addiction-treatment clinicians, a new study by researchers from the BU schools of public health and medicine has found. The study, published online in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence, examined the association... More

GSDM Commencement Speaker Dr. Judith Jones: You Have the Right Stuff to Be Happy

June 12th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

On Friday, May 16, 191 DMD students and 79 post-doctoral students received their degrees at the 2014 Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) Convocation, held at the Walter Brown Arena. Dean Jeffrey W. Hutter began the ceremony with a moment of silence in memory of Mrs. Rhoda Frankl, who passed away on... More

What’s the Best test for Cervical Cancer? Pap, HPV or Both?

June 11th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Should U.S. women be screened for cervical cancer with Pap tests, HPV tests or both? According to researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and Boston Medical Center (BMC) while the merits of screening tests and screening intervals warrant further discussion, they firmly believe that increasing the number of women who participate in cancer... More

BUSM PA Program Director Honored for Research on PA Career Patterns

June 3rd, 2014 in Uncategorized.

The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) honored BUSM PA Program Director Mary Warner, MMSc, PA-C, with its PAragon Research Publishing Award for her exceptional research article “Career patterns of physician assistants: A retrospective longitudinal study.” The award was presented at AAPA’s annual conference in Boston in May. The article—which received a Gold Medal for Best... More

Recent Immigrants Benefit from GSDM Outreach Effort

May 28th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

In early April recent immigrants to the Boston area benefited from a community outreach effort led by the Boston University chapter of the American Student Dental Association (ASDA) and the Global & Population Health office at Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM). The Notre Dame Educational Center (NDEC) Dental Health Fair offered... More

Addressing the Physician Shortage: Recommendations for Medical Education Reform

May 28th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Since it started more than 30 years ago, funding the graduate medical education (GME) system has not evolved even as there has been a revolution in GME. The United States contributes almost $10 billion a year from Medicare into funding the GME system. However this system fails to provide the workforce needed for the 21st... More

BUSM Graduates Welcomed to Medical and Scientific Community

May 19th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

On Saturday, May 17, members of the BUSM Class of 2014 gathered to celebrate their graduation from medical school. Congratulations, Grads! View the pics on Facebook The 167th Boston University School of Medicine commencement opened with an academic procession of 300 members of the faculty lining up on either side of the Class of 2014 to... More

Celebrating Success! GMS Commencement Images on BUSM Facebook

May 16th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

On Friday, May 16, the BUSM GMS Class of 2014 gathered in Metcalf Hall to celebrate commencement. See them on BUSM Facebook! Celebrating Success! Division of Graduate Medical Sciences 2014 Commencement “Your degree empowers you not just as scientists, researchers, clinicians, and health professionals but as critical thinkers, problem solvers and advocates,” said Associate Provost for the... More

Cancer’s Potential On-Off Switch

May 15th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

A team of Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) researchers have proposed that an “on and off” epigenetic switch could be a common mechanism behind the development of different types of cancer. Epigenetics is the phenomena whereby genetically identical cells express their genes differently, resulting in different physical traits.Researchers from the Boston University Cancer Center... More

Register for the John McCahan Medical Campus Education Day

May 14th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Boston University's Schools of Medicine, Public Health, Dental Medicine and the Division of Graduate Medical Sciences are proudly sponsoring the John McCahan Medical Campus Education Day on Thursday, May 22, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. in the BUSM Instructional Building, Hiebert Lounge 14th Floor. “Education Day is a fantastic opportunity to meet and network with innovative educators from across... More